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    Default This is the Akimbo

    those of you who know me may know that im never content with using stuff off the shelf as it were. im compelled to modify or make my own. this is my attempt at a mechanical srt device. as of now ive only made them by hand in my woodshop. still a lot of testing to do and some details to sort out. as soon as i have quantities on hand im hoping i can recruit some guinea pigs to try it out . what do you think?Click image for larger version. 

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    I want on the guinea pig list... Seriously!
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    Its a nice looking piece of equipment, for sure.
    Is this not a reasonable place to park?

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    I wanted to try it at the GTG. But Katy was having horrible pain and I had to rush to get stuff out of the tree and get her home.
    Poor Jamie.. I had to run up the tree with the Wraptor making all kinds of noise
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    Clever name BTW. Please be successful in the patent......
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akimbo
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CurSedVoyce View Post
    I wanted to try it at the GTG. But Katy was having horrible pain and I had to rush to get stuff out of the tree and get her home.
    Poor Jamie.. I had to run up the tree with the Wraptor making all kinds of noise
    all that air pollution!
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    Very cool. I'd love to do some lab rat runs on it... Looks like it could even be a great lanyard adjuster. I'm always after a mechanical lanyard that can somewhat conquer our outrageous pitch up here.

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    i havent had much chance to get it pitchy. the hybrid oar i made did quite well covered in sap.
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    I finally gunked up the hybrid. Took a few trees with out cleaning it. But finally. A little solvent fixed it right up. Until the next few pitchy ones.
    Over all, it worked better than a lot of things would. Interested to see how the new version is.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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